Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Reds midfielder Jordan Henderson had the most difficult job in the last 500 years of football after he replaced Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as club skipper.
Klopp praised Henderson after he came off the bench to produce a match-winning display against the Saints on Friday night.
The German tactician lauded the England international on how he has been able to replace Reds legend Steven Gerrard as club skipper as he pointed out that Jordan Henderson has done well in the difficult task of following in the footsteps of the current Rangers manager.
Jordan Henderson was part of the last Liverpool team to challenge for the Premier League title alongside Steven Gerrard during the 2014/15 season.
The Reds’ botched the title challenge that season anis remembered for the slip from Steven Gerrard during the home game against Chelsea (0-2 defeat).
Henderson took the captain’s armband a season later after Gerrard retired from football and he has not looked back since in that role.
The 28-year-old scored and provided a goal for Liverpool after coming off the bench against Southampton at the St. Mary’s Stadium last week.
With the scores at 1-1, Jordan Henderson setup the second Liverpool goal for Salah before wrapping up a 3-1 away victory to send the Reds to the Premier League summit.
Liverpool Urged To Sign Antoine Griezmann
Newly crowned European champions Liverpool have been told to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann this summer.
Liverpool were advised to sign the French World Cup winner by ESPN pundit Craig Burley.
According to him, Antoine Griezmann would be a very good fit for Liverpool who already boast of one of the most fearsome attacks in world football.
The Liverpool front trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah have performed well for the club on a consistent basis but Antoine Griezmann has a quality of his own.
He was a key member of the France team that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia via a 4-2 win over surprise finalists Croatia in their final clash in Moscow.
Antoine Griezmann has already confirmed that he will leave Atletico Madrid this summer after five years at the club.
The 28-year-old signed for Atletico Madrid after the Spanish capital club reached an agreement with Real Sociedad for his transfer.
Spanish champions Barcelona are thought to be in pole position to secure his transfer by paying the €120m release clause but PSG are also showing interest in the player.
He is also linked with other clubs like Manchester United and Manchester City.
Agent Reveals Liverpool’s Interest In Jean-Philippe
Mainz 05 defender Jean-Philippe Gbamin is reportedly attracting interest from a lot of Premier League clubs including Liverpool.
According to him agent Bernard Collignon, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp called over a possible deal but his German Bundesliga outfit didn’t want to release him in the middle of the season.
The Liverpool manager called the player about a potential transfer in January 2018.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin is an Ivorian international player that can play in a number of positions effectively and efficiently.
The Mainz 05 star can play either as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder.
Jurgen Klopp was rebuffed in his attempt to sign Gbamin in January 2018 thus prompting him to move on to Brazilian international Fabinho whom he signed from French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco last summer.
Fabinho started life at Anfield slowly but he was able to pick up towards the winter section of the season.
The Brazilian international player was part of the Liverpool team that pushed Premier League champions Manchester City all the way to the Premier League title.
Manchester City won the league from Liverpool by one point.
Fabinho was also in action for Liverpool when they defeated Tottenham Hotspur to win the Champions League title.
The agent of Gbamin rates his client at €60m and also confirmed that talks have taken place with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.
Bayern Retain Interest In 18-Year-Old Liverpool Target
German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich still retain an interest in Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi according to Bundesliga football expert Christian Falk.
He made this known in a chat with Get German Football News.
According to him, Bayern Munich want to sign both Callum Hudson-Odoi and Leroy Sane.
He further revealed that that the Bavarian giants will leave the transfer of Callum Hudson-Odoi until next summer if they get Sane this summer.
Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has been strongly linked with the Bavarian giants this summer though the Premier League champions want to retain his services and also offer him a new contract.
Christian Falk revealed that Callum Hudson-Odoi and Bayern Munich have an understanding that he will move to the Allianz Arena on a free transfer next summer if they sign Sane this summer.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has been linked with a move to Liverpool as well as Borussia Dortmund.
The 18-year-old is presently recovering from a serious Achilles injury sustained towards the end of the season.
He suffered the unfortunate injury during a home league game against Watford.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is already back in light training as he recovers from the Achilles injury.
The young winger has one year left on his contract and he’s expected to be back in action in three months.
Liverpool In Pole Position To Sign £25m Italian Midfielder
Premier League giants Liverpool are the favourites to sign highly rated Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali who has had a very good season.
This is according to the newest reports coming out of the British media.
Sandro Tonali could be a Liverpool player soonest with an official bid expected for him by next month.
The 19-year-old had been earning rave reviews for his impressive performances for Brescia in Italian football.
Sandro Tonali has a release clause of around £25m in his present deal which will run out tomorrow.
The young Italian midfielder has been attracting the interest of clubs from Juventus to Inter Milan to Chelsea but they are still yet to make an offer.
The Liverpool midfield is crying out for more creativity ahead of the new season and Sandro Tonali could be the man to add the creative spark.
Sandro Tonali scored three goals and also provided seven assists for his Italian club.
Liverpool lacked the creative spark needed to dominate games and the signing of a new midfielder will go a long way to correct the lack of creativity.
Apart from Sandro Tonali, Liverpool have also been linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
The Portuguese midfielder also has suitors from everywhere.
Liverpool Forward Told To Join Barcelona For This Reason
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been told to consider a move to Spanish champions Barcelona by Cameroonian football legend Samuel Eto’o.
In a chat with the BBC, Eto’o told Salah to join Spanish champions Barcelona because of the playing style at the Nou Camp.
According to him, the playing style at Barcelona will definitely suit Mohamed Salah.
Egyptian national team star Salah has been in superb form since joining the Reds from fellow Italian Serie A giants AS Roma.
The former Chelsea winger sealed a €44m move from AS Roma to Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah announced himself to the British audience when he scored 44 goals in just 52 games for the Reds with 32 of those goals coming in the Premier League.
The 26-year-old helped Liverpool qualify for Champions League football and also reached the final of the competition before he was substituted as a result of a shoulder injury.
Real Madrid won that Champions League final via a 3-1 win for the Los Merengues who were able to benefit from the injury to Salah.
Liverpool have come back in a stronger way after they won the Champions League title via a 2-0 win over Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur with Salah getting one of the goals.
4-3-3: How Liverpool Will Line Up If They Sign Nicolas Pepe
Lille winger Nicolas Pepe has emerged as one of the most exciting prospects on the European football stage and it is not surprising that several clubs want to sign him.
The Ivorian international player has been seriously linked with a move to newly crowned Champions League winners Liverpool though the Reds will have to see off the threat of other interested clubs.
Apart from Liverpool, major European clubs like Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Arsenal have all been touted as possible transfer destinations for the in-form winger.
Nicolas Pepe is said to be rated at around €70m after a sensational campaign for Lille who finished in second spot at the end of the just concluded French Ligue 1 season.
The winger scored 22 goals and also provided 11 assists for Lille during the league campaign.
Only Paris Saint Germain (PSG) forward Kylian Mbappe scored more goals than Pepe.
Nicolas Pepe is likely to replace Roberto Firmino in the Liverpool starting XI if he signs for the Reds this summer.
The Brazilian international is the least productive of the three forwards (Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah).
Liverpool Starting XI (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk, Joel Matip, Andy Robertson; Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson; Nicolas Pepe, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane.
€180m-rated PSG Star Boosts Liverpool Transfer Rumours
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star Kylian Mbappe continues to give Liverpool fans hope over a potential transfer for him this summer.
Earlier this week, the French World Cup winner followed some active Liverpool players on Instagram to send Liverpool fans into transfer ecstasy.
He followed the Liverpool duo of Mohamed Salah and Fabinho on the social media app.
In addition, €180m striker Mbappe also followed former Liverpool players like club legend Steven Gerrard and the Barcelona duo of Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho on Instagram.
In his latest interview with popular media channel ESPN, Kylian Mbappe praised Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp who recently led the Reds to the Champions League title.
Klopp and Liverpool won the Champions League title during their final clash with North London giants Tottenham Hotspur which ended in a 2-0 win courtesy goals from Mohamed Salah (penalty) and substitute Divock Origi either side of the halftime interval.
It was their first Champions League title in 14 years since the 2005 triumph which saw Liverpool come from three goals down to beat Italian Serie A giants AC Milan on penalties after both teams had played a 3-3 draw.
When ESPN presenter Mauricio Pedroza asked him about his team on FIFA game, his answer was Liverpool.
When pressed further on his choice, he said Liverpool won the Champions League.
Liverpool In Talks To Sign 19-Year-Old Defender
Newly crowned Champions League winners Liverpool are reportedly in talks with Portuguese Super League giants Sporting Lisbon over the possibility of letting defender Rafael Camacho leave the club this summer.
According to the Daily Mirror, Sporting Lisbon want to secure the return of young Portuguese right-back to the club during this summer’s transfer window.
Rafael Camacho has one year left on his current deal with the Reds and the player is not keen on signing a new contract extension.
Sporting Lisbon want to sign him but it remains to be seen whether the Portuguese Cup holders will agree on a deal for the player.
Liverpool run the risk of losing Rafael Camacho for free if they don’t sell him this summer in the event that he doesn’t sign a new contract.
Rafael Camacho made two appearances for Liverpool during the just concluded season.
His first appearance came during the FA Cup third round clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers which ended in a 2-1 defeat for the Reds who were eliminated from the competition as a result.
He played 90 minutes during the Wolves game.
The second outing of the season was as a second half substitute during the 4-3 win over London club Crystal Palace at home in what was a league game.
West Ham Shut The Door For £50m Sale Of Liverpool Target
Premier League club West Ham United have told interested sides that midfielder Declan Rice is not for sale according to popular media channel Sky Sports.
Declan Rice has been attracting the interest of the major Premier League clubs including Liverpool since he established himself at West Ham United.
The recently capped England international made his debut for the Hammers during the 2017/18 season.
Declan Rice played his first Premier League game for West Ham United under former manager David Moyes.
The 20-year-old made his league debut against Premier League champions Manchester City during a game which ended in a 2-1 defeat for the Hammers.
The English midfielder has been touted as a possible transfer addition to the biggest Premier League clubs from Manchester City to Chelsea to Manchester United to Liverpool.
Declan Rice is currently rated at around £50m but it looks like the utility player will stay at West Ham United beyond this summer.
The Three Lions of England player can function well as a defensive midfielder and as a central defender.
He made his England debut during the Euro 2020 qualifier at the home of Montenegro.
The former world champions made two wins from two games with a 5-1 win over Montenegro.
4-3-3: How Liverpool Will Line Up If Nabil Fekir Completes €50m Deal
One of the major stories from last summer’s transfer window was the failed transfer of Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir to Premier League giants Liverpool.
Liverpool had agreed a €50m deal with Lyon for Nabil Fekir only for the Reds to pull out of the transfer for fears of his knee.
Nabil Fekir recovered from that transfer setback to be a part of the French squad that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
Fekir and France sealed the title via a 4-2 victory over surprise finalists Croatia in their final clash.
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The Reds have once again been linked with Nabil Fekir this summer just like what was obtainable last summer and it remains to be seen whether the French international player will leave Lyon for Liverpool during this summer’s transfer window.
Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas has already confirmed that Nabil Fekir will likely leave the club this summer and Liverpool could be his likely destination with the Reds crying out for a creative midfielder like the aforementioned Fekir who has one year left on his current deal with the former French champions.
Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Nabil Fekir; Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane.
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